HARPSWELL — Carolee A. Brown, 80, of Orr’s Island, ME passed Thursday April 18, 2018 at her home with family by her side. She was born on January 14, 1938 in Fort Kent, ME, the daughter of Delia Voisine Blanchette and Arthur Blanchette.
BAILEY ISLAND — Dan Boland, 83, of Harpswell Islands Road, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. He is a University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine anatomical donor. His ashes will be interred at the Augusta Maine Veterans Cemetery at a later date. A full obituary is to follow.
TOPSHAM — Joseph F. Bartos III, age 59, died on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018, in Riverview Cemetery in Topsham. Memorial contributions can be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 34 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.
For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne.
A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course.
Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said.
Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him, but the vote served as a warning shot to the White House as nominees to lead the CIA and Veterans Affairs are hitting stiff resistance.
DEAR ABBY: I recently started dating a man who, until now, has been everything I wanted — respectful, kind, caring, funny, the list goes on. He’s recently divorced, and from what I know, he was unfaithful to his wife with many long-term side partners. Later, he started having one-night stands.
A chat window opened on my computer screen. A Facebook “friend” I didn't know began communicating with me.
“Happy birthday, Tom!” wrote the woman.
“Who told you it was my birthday?” I wrote back.
“You did, Tom. You provided that information when you joined Facebook.”
Why Pruitt Has to Go
Andrew Wheeler will now sit beside Scott Pruitt at the top of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Wheeler says he believes “that man has an impact on the climate, but what’s not completely understood is what the impact is.”
Scott Pruitt says he wants to completely strip the EPA budget down to nothing.
This Sunday marked America’s 48th celebration of Earth Day, a day dedicated to environmental restoration and education, and for many Mainers this year it was an excuse to get out and finally enjoy the sunshine while de-littering their neighborhoods.
SANFORD (AP) — Firefighters in Maine have contained two brush fires in the town of Sanford.
WGME-TV reports the first fire started around 2 p.m. Monday. The second fire began about 15 minutes later. Sanford fire officials responded to the first brush fire while crews from multiple neighboring towns addressed the second blaze.
ROCKPORT (AP) — A Maine woman on trial the fatal stabbing of a man in the town of Waldo.
Victoria Scott was charged three months after the death of 43-year-old Edwin Littlefield, who was found dead outside a friend’s home in February 2017.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine labor officials say the state set another record for lowest unemployment rate in March.
The unemployment rate dropped to 2.7 percent in March, a drop of a little more than half a percentage point from March 2017. The Maine Department of Labor says that’s the lowest it has been since the current methodology was adopted in 1976.
PARSONFIELD (AP) — Police in Maine say someone stole bottles and cans two brothers had collected for a cancer research fundraiser.